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Missouri Highways
2:07 pm
Wed August 3, 2011

Mo. hitting the brakes on rest stop renovations over lack of funds

Interstate 70 near the exit to Providence Road in Columbia, Mo.
(via Flickr/KOMUnews)

MoDOT does not have enough money budgeted to finish reducing the number of rest areas along Missouri’s interstate highways.

A plan adopted 11 years ago called for reducing the number of facilities from 34 down to 24.  Today, there are 27 facilities open at 17 sites.

MoDOT Assistant Chief Engineer Don Hillis says it’ll take more than $96 million to finish the work.

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